nanar kradjian: union political table radio
nanar kradjian: union political table radio nanar kradjian: union political table radio
dec 10, 2010

nanar kradjian: union political table radio

six people can use the radio at once without interfering with the other frequencies all images courtesy of nanar kradjian unless otherwise stated


‘union’ a political table radio by lebanese designer nanar kradjian was displayed as part of the ‘prediction’ exhibition at the saint-étienne biennale 2010. the cube acts as a representation of the crisis in lebanon, where there are multiple acting political parties, and integrates six radios for each of them. each is given a color based on the party’s flag. the antennas are arranged on the top with the tuners, headphones, volume control and outputs found on the sides of the cube.



up to six people can sit together at the same table and plug in to their favored political station without interfering with the others. when the radios are used without headphones, a combination of all six frequencies surface causing a disordered environment of intertwining arguments and discussions that are reminiscent of the unresolved political conflicts that exist in the area.



the color coding eliminates confusion for the six parties who share one radio image © designboom



volume controls image © designboom


tuners allow each user to select their preferred station



3/4 view



one speaker outputs all six frequencies




this diagram illustrates the functions of the radio

  • For once a piece of design that can really be called [url=]canvas art[/url].. i think..?
    Seriously though, an interesting concept housed in an attractive design. Thanks for sharing.

    arthur says:
  • dont bother listining to any channel,let us make some designs .

    jawad bizri says:
  • awesome!

    peter says:
  • i like conceptual design, it gives a meaning to the shape..good job on choosing the subject, interesting work.

    marc says:
  • Very interesting concept. Especially loved the fact that the radio still works without the earplugs, and that it creates a chaotic sound, mixing all active frequencies.

    Sandy F. says:
  • it is very nice to see a project which really focus on people, aiming to improve their life experiences and relations with others. we could use some more of that…

    thais s. says:
  • As a person who doesn’t know much about design, here’s what I think: the Lebanese political situation couldn’t have been explained in a better way.

    S.B. says:
  • Really interesting work little Missy 🙂 awaiting some more designs ! Enjoy ! Wish u the best !

    Sulful says:
  • Miss Nanar keep on doing the nice work, im very proud to call u my art-mate , this radio is Amazing and very representative of our beautiful country ! I want one 😉

    Maria Uchoa says:

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